The Parable of the Sower as Sign of God’s Provision in Nature – Dennis Ormseth  reflects on the Servant of Creation. Care for Creation Commentary on the Revised Common Lectionary  Readings for Sunday July 10-16, Year A (2011, 2014, 2017, 2020, 2023, 2026) Isaiah 55:10-13 Psalm 65:[1-8] 9-13 Romans 8:1-11 Matthew 13:1-9, 18-23 Welcome righteous persons,Read More →

Righteousness and Justice for All Creation! – Dennis Ormseth  reflects on true prophets. Care for Creation Commentary on the Revised Common Lectionary  Readings for Sunday June 26 – July 2, Year A (2011, 2014, 2017, 2020, 2023, 2026) Jeremiah 28:5-9 Psalm 89:1-4, 15-18 Romans 6:12-23 Matthew 10:40-42 We disciples make present the Lord, the Servant ofRead More →

The Story of Jesus the Servant of Creation – Dennis Ormseth reflects on the triune God of creation. Care for Creation Commentary on the Revised Common Lectionary  Readings for Holy Trinity Sunday, Year A (2011, 2014, 2017, 2020, 2023, 2026) Genesis 1:1 – 2:4a Psalm 8 2 Corinthians 13:11-13 Matthew 28:16-20 As we noted inRead More →

The Spirit is the Giver of Life! – Dennis Ormseth reflects on the first fruits of a restored creation. Care for Creation Commentary on the Revised Common Lectionary  Readings for the Day of Pentecost, Year A (2011, 2014, 2017, 2020, 2023, 2026) Acts 2:1-21 Psalm 104:24-34, 35b 1 Corinthians 12:3b-13 John 20:19-23 Pentecost is theRead More →

Servant of Creation – Dennis Ormseth reflects on one who can be counted upon to “keep” the creatures of God’s creation. Care for Creation Commentary on the Revised Common Lectionary  Readings for Sixth Sunday of Easter, Year A (2011, 2014, 2017, 2020, 2023, 2026) Acts 1:6-14 Psalm 68:1-10, 32-35 1 Peter 4:12-14; 5:6-11 John 17:1-11Read More →

Growing into Divine Fellowship – Dennis Ormseth reflects on how we might participate in the relief of nature’s groaning. Care for Creation Commentary on the Revised Common Lectionary  Readings for Sixth Sunday of Easter, Year A (2011, 2014, 2017, 2020, 2023, 2026) Acts 17:22-31 Psalm 66:8-20 1 Peter 3:13-22 John 14:15-21 The reading of Jesus’Read More →

Returning to Our Origins  – Dennis Ormseth reflects on the start of our Lenten journey. Care for Creation Commentary on the Revised Common Lectionary  Readings for Ash Wednesday in Years A, B, and CJoel 2:1-2, 12-17Psalm 51:1-172 Corinthians 5:20b – 6:10Matthew 6:1-6, 16-21 Potentially, the first text read to initiate the season of Lent onRead More →

We need wisdom to sustain us as we live with the rest of Earth community. – Dennis Ormseth reflects on the Epiphany of Our Lord. Care for Creation Commentary on the Common Lectionary Readings for the Epiphany of Our Lord, Years A, B, and C Isaiah 60:1-6 Psalm 72:1-7, 10-14 Ephesians 3:1-12 Matthew 2:1-12 With thisRead More →

“Generosity over scarcity, brokenness in the face of denial, and hope in the place of despair.”  Care for Creation Commentary on the Revised Common Lectionary by Dennis Ormseth Readings for Sunday June 5-11, Year C (2013, 2016, 2019, 2022, 2025) 1 Kings 17:17–24 Psalm 30 Galatians 1:11-24 Luke 7:11-17 The continuity of this Sunday’s gospel with the reading for lastRead More →

Join all the Earth in a new song to the Lord.   Care for Creation Commentary on the Common Lectionary—Year C by Dennis Ormseth Reading for Series C (2013, 2016, 2019, 2022) 1 Kings 8:22-23, 41-43 Psalm 96:1-9 (3) Galatians 1:1-12 Luke 7:1-10 The encounter in Capernaum portrayed in the Gospel for this Sunday is a modelRead More →